|Unit Profile (as of 3067)|
|Nickname||Dealing with the Devil|
The brainchild of Theodore Kurita (from an idea given to him by Michi Noketsuna) in the days following the Fourth Succession War, Theodore turned to the undesirables of the Draconis Combine - women, lower classes and the Yakuza - to quickly form new units in the mold of the Federated Commonwealth Corps. While instrumental in the Combine's defense during the War of 3039, the Ghost Regiments ties to the Yakuza oyabun who funded and outfitted them led to questions as to their loyalty among the more traditional members of the DCMS. The Ghost Regiments were disbanded after the Jihad, partly to meet the Combine's disarmament requirements, partly to appease those opposed to Theodore's reforms.
The Ghost Regiments played an active part in Operation SCOUR, the liberation of the Word of Blake Protectorate by the allied coalition, but in the wake of the Jihad the regiments found themselves a low priority for resupply and rebuilding within the DCMS. While the Ghost Regiments were receiving more support and resources than the Legions of Vega, who were receiving nothing at all, the Ghost Regiments were third in line for any support, behind the various regiments of Regulars. Their relegation to such a low status - and, indeed, their assignment to Operation SCOUR and the push on Terra ahead of other units - was due to a combination of suspicions that the Ghost Regiments were in some way supportive of the Black Dragon Society and the constant suspicion that followed the Ghosts because of their criminal origins.
The actions of the Twelfth Ghost Regiment are the reason the Ghost Regiments haven't been disbanded. While on An Ting, the Twelfth gave up their DropShips so that civilians could escape from the deadly bioweapons. The Ghost Regiments use their ties to the yakuza to get their supplies and new recruits. As of 3085 the Ghost Regiments remain on the rolls of the DCMS and guard against the Dragon's foes.
Units of the Ghost Regiments
- 1st Ghost
- 2nd Ghost - (Destroyed in 3052)
- 3rd Ghost - (Destroyed)
- 4th Ghost
- 5th Ghost
- 6th Ghost - (Destroyed in 3068
- 7th Ghost
- 8th Ghost
- 9th Ghost
- 10th Ghost - (Deserted in 3068)
- 11th Ghost
- 12th Ghost
Color Scheme and Insignia
- Field Report: DCMS, p. 15
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 88, "...And Threats Without"
- Field Manual: 3085, p. 46